Cabinet

Map references

April 12th, 2011

References used in designing the map for ‘The world of things’:

Notes:

+ a narrative map/ Mapping the discovery of a world

+ mapping timeline/ chronology, physical location/ geography, mental map, mapping similarities and differences of artworks and objects

+ mappa mundi (cloth/ chart of the world): not used for navigation, schematic, illustrate principles rather than geography; minor encyclopeida of medieval knowledge [see: wikipedia entry]

+ themes to develop: physical limits/ boundaries, visual perception, physical measurement, human knowledge, biological evolution, mapping the unknown, invisible but real, temporal fluctuation, the nature of time, perception of reality, utopian/ dystopian imaginings, edge of humanity, machines

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